Authorities Search Canton Lake For Evidence In Unsolved Homicide


Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 6:31 pm
By: News 9


OSBI agents and OHP dive crews were out Wednesday morning at Canton Lake in western Oklahoma, searching for evidence in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old girl last October. 

Her father was with them. 

“I want justice for Caylee,” said John Massey.

Massey is still searching for answers as to why his daughter, Caylee Massey was shot and killed.

He said she and an acquaintance were on their way to Canton Lake when they picked up a hitchhiker identified as 23-year-old Christopher Blake Scruggs.

That would prove to be a fatal mistake. Caylee was killed and Scruggs took off.

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“That girl could light this world up,” said Massey. “She was funny, she was smart. And everyday I wake up with hope that there'll be justice for Caylee.”

The OSBI says they have questioned the driver and that he identified Scruggs as the shooter.

“That driver of the truck needs to say without a doubt this is what happened,” said Massey.

Scruggs, who has served time in prison, is also wanted for a brutal beating of a man in Logan County. 

Despite his multiple run-ins with the law, he has managed to disappear without a trace. 

The OSBI has been searching for Scruggs for the past seven months.

“We've had reports that he's in the state, we've had reports he's outside the state,” said Jessica Brown, OSBI spokeswoman. “We've run as much information as possible, but we have not been able to locate him.”

Investigators searched for evidence at Canton Lake in hopes of finding new information concerning the case and Scruggs' whereabouts.

“There's been a lot of rumors a lot of speculation , a lot of talk about different things around Caylee's case,” said Massey. “I just think everyone involved just needs the truth."

The OSBI and OHP crews suspended their search after searching for about three hours. 

No word yet on if they found anything or if they plan to return.